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The Calving

The Calving

A Story by tamsen grier


After Peety draws his jeans up, I knock the musty old hay off his rear. He reaches down and pops me on the a*s too, thinking I was only playing. ..
The Casserole Dish

The Casserole Dish

A Story by tamsen grier


The small town of Pink Hill has experienced a tragedy and scandal involving a young couple that reveals the ugliness of prejudice and collective myopi..
The Crane Fly

The Crane Fly

A Poem by tamsen grier


Collection of needles, glass-shard wings:you skip around the wall,are called by your various names:mosquito hawk, nephrotomafamily tipuldae,cray (no i..
The Pimp Next Door

The Pimp Next Door

A Poem by tamsen grier


He calls me “baby girl,” or “b***h”:the latter when I break up his partiesthat go on all night, never sure whichneighbor calle..
Sudden Rain

Sudden Rain

A Poem by tamsen grier


Born during the worst drought in our region’s history,I was nearly three before I saw rain.My mother couldn’t keep me in the house,and Gra..
Doubt Thou the Stars are Fire--Chapter 1

Doubt Thou the Stars are Fire--Chapter 1

A Chapter by tamsen grier


Virginia Woolf could not have been more wrong when she described the pursuit of knowledge as a simple path from A to Z. If her character Mr. Ramsa..
Doubt Thou the Stars are Fire--Chapter 2

Doubt Thou the Stars are Fire--Chapter 2

A Chapter by tamsen grier


I manage to block out what just happened for the entire stroll across campus. By the time I reach the parking lot, I can feel my knees wobbling ..
Doubt Thou the Stars are Fire--Chapter 3

Doubt Thou the Stars are Fire--Chapter 3

A Chapter by tamsen grier


When I wake, Hegel is still curled up around my feet. I must have stirred in the last moments of sleep because he watches me eagerly, his tail t..
Doubt Thou the Stars are Fire--Chapter 4

Doubt Thou the Stars are Fire--Chapter 4

A Chapter by tamsen grier


“You never responded last night. I hope you don’t think I was too hard on you.” Robert settles himself onto the leather chair acr..
Doubt Thou the Stars are Fire--Chapter 5

Doubt Thou the Stars are Fire--Chapter 5

A Chapter by tamsen grier


I manage to hide in my office for the rest of the afternoon. Around four I hear something thunk into the plastic mailbox on the front of my door..

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